Hill Diner has something to boast about – in addition to its famous banana cream pie.
This year, the diner’s co-owners, Denise Lane and Lori Novak, received the highest honor restaurant owners can achieve in New Mexico: New Mexico Restaurant Association’s award for Restaurateur of the Year.
“It was quite a shock,” Novak said. “We were pretty much speechless.”
“And for us, that’s pretty unusual,” Lane added.